SC takes over Loya death case to wealth warning for Davos summit: Top stories of the day
A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and two other judges will hear cases relating to the death of special CBI judge BH Loya. India is set to regain status as the fastest growing economy in 2018-19, said the International Monetary Fund. These stories made news on Monday.india Updated: Jan 23, 2018 07:20 IST
A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and two other judges will hear cases relating to the death of special CBI judge BH Loya. India is set to regain status as the fastest growing economy in 2018-19, said the International Monetary Fund. These stories made news on Monday. Here is more about them.
Supreme Court transfers to itself pleas over Justice Loya’s death case
The Supreme Court transferred to itselftwo petitions, pending at the Bombay high court and its Nagpur bench, relating to the “mysterious death” of special CBI judge BH Loya in 2014. Loya was hearing the trial into the deaths of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and two others in a staged encounter. Four senior most Supreme Court judges had cited the case related to Loya’s death when they publicly criticised Chief Justice Dipak Misra on January 12 for the manner in which sensitive cases were being allocated.
Man suspected in Gujarat, Delhi serial blasts arrested
A man suspected of being involved in 2008 serial blasts in Gujarat and Delhi was arrested in the national capital after a shootout with the police. Abdul Subhan Qureshi, who is accused of being a co-founder of the banned terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen, figures in the National Investigation Agency’s most-wanted list. Fifty-six people were killed and over 200 were injured when 21 bomb blasts hit Ahmedabad and Surat on July 26, 2008 within 70 minutes.
Richest 1% in India got 73% of wealth generated last year: Survey
The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year, says a survey released ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos where the world leaders will talk about income and gender inequality. As many as 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1%, says the survey by international rights group Oxfam.
India set to regain status as fastest growing economy: IMF
The IMF reaffirmed that the Indian economy is projected to grow by 7.4 per cent in the next fiscal year, regaining the rank of the world’s fastest growing large economy. The Fund’s World Economic Outlook Update released in Davos gave a rosier estimate for the current year than the Indian government’s.
Loan recovery agents allegedly crush Dalit farmer under tractor
Loan recovery agents allegedly crushed a Dalit farmer under a tractor in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after he failed to deposit an arrear of the loan he had taken from a finance company, police quoted his brother as saying. Gyan Chandra, 45, of Bhauri village in Sitapur had taken a loan of Rs 5 lakh from a finance firm in 2015 to purchase a tractor.
AAP legislators withdraw HC petition against disqualification
Twenty legislators of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi withdrew a petition they had filed in the High Court against the Election Commission’s recommendation that they be disqualified for holding offices of profit. They will file a fresh petition after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the commission’s recommendation. AAP leader and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the party will move the Supreme Court if the High Court rejects their appeal.
Chung Hyeon stuns Novak Djokovic in Australian Open
Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday. Chung, ranked 58th in the world, proved an immovable object, absorbing everything the former world number one could throw at him and returning it with interest.
Kerala governor’s speech in Assembly skips Modi govt criticism
Kerala governor P Sathasivam left out criticism of the Narendra Modi government while giving a speech prepared by the state’s Left Democratic Front government. Sathasivam’s speech in the Kerala assembly skipped a portion which alleged that the Modi government was riding “roughshod” over federalism.
India, Pakistan exchange heavy mortar fire on Jammu border
The Border Security Force fired more than 9,000 rounds of mortar shellsacross the international border in Jammu in the past four days as part of “pinpointed” retaliatory action against Pakistan’s unprovoked firing, officials said on Monday. The BSF said it destroyed firing positions, mortar launching pads and ammunition and fuel dumps of the Pakistan Rangers at several places in the firing.
Rajasthan and MP go to SC against Padmaavat, protests continue
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh approached the Supreme Court on Monday seeking modification of an order that paved the way for Bollywood film Padmaavat’s nationwide release as violent protests against the period drama intensified across India.